Clovelly Country Club On Friday evening my partner and I enjoyed a delicious dinner with his cousins at the Clovelly Country Club. We sat at a table on the Deck, the outdoor terrace of the Clovelly Country Club, to see the sunset on the Atlantic Ocean. It was cold so the waiter provided a tall […]
Residents make pets welcome Lots of residents have dogs in this very pet-friendly area. The dogs love the beaches in St James and Kalk Bay which are 30 minutes drive from Cape Town. There are lovely walks to enjoy with your dogs in the Table Mountain National Park which is above the houses. The view […]
Cranes on Boyes Drive, St James are an unusual sight A private owner is building a private road down the mountain to give access to 3 plots. Working on a mountainside is always challenging. The project needed a tall and powerful crane to assist the workers. Initially, this worked well because the winter drought meant that […]
The first Anglican parish in Southern Africa was established in Simon’s Town in 1814. That building was destroyed by floods in 1824, and the current St. Francis Church was built in 1837. Last Saturday Richard Cock conducted Songs of Praise concert in the church which was full. My friend bought the last ticket for me at […]
Sir Abe Bailey‘s thatch guest cottage, below the railway, has been renovated. It was designed by Herbert Baker and built in 1909 only 4 years after Sir Abe Bailey’s home, Rust en Vrede was completed. It was thrilling to be on the site to see the waves crashing in front of the cottage. It must […]
My friend’s dog died so she found a new pet to share her home in Kalk Bay. The pig walks on a lead around Kalk Bay village with my friend.
Did not get a photo of the whale but see rescue at http://www.nsri.org.za/2014/03/sa-whale-disentanglement-network-false-bay/ At dawn the next day there was a fishingboat in the same vicinity fetching the net. The whales are not seen until June so this was an early visitor.
It was such a beautiful summer’s day to drive to Simonstown on the False Bay coast. We enjoyed breakfast at http://www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za/The_Studio/BISTRO.html in Kalk Bay. The 19 cars were pre 1939. The oldest Benz 1901.
Pedal Power Association invited cyclists to meet at 6.45 am this morning at the spot where a commuter cyclist was killed last week. A White ghost cycle was placed on a polel on the pavement. About 40 cyclists gathered round some with boards that said CYCLISTS STAY ALIVE AT 1.5 meter. Sports minister made a […]
There has been lots of rain between the beautiful sunny winter days. So there was a waterfall to see on Boyes Drive.